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i did nothing. i did nothing. sfl the police out here, it's crazy. nobody trusts them. so i decided to pull out my camera every time they come out here. >> new york city police officers are about to take down eric garner. he's suspected of selling looseys, or loose cigarettes. >> at any point it could be you, could be your loved one, your
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brother, your sister, your uncle, your cousin, your friend. >> police say enforcement like this is used to discourage more serious crime. by shutting down petty crime, they will not comment on this particular case. >> don't touch me. >> things like this happen to us too often. whenever i see the lights and sirens, i get worried. >> the officers are only supposed to arrest someone if they have evidence of a crime. a cell phone captures policing spinning out of cool. garner is on the sidewalk struggling against an apparent chokehold. by the end of this video, he'll be dead. >> i can't breathe. i can't breathe. i can't breathe. i can't breathe. >> i can't breathe. >> this is the most horrible feeling that a mother feeling.
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>> i can't breathe! i can't breathe. i can't breathe. i can't breathe! >> these bright, bright lights. >> it's a part of the high visibility patrol. like that expression, you don't want to meet somebody in a dark alley, you get rid of the dark allies, you get rid of meeting someone in the black allies. >> thepolice pushing back again crime. what do you think the relationship is in this neighborhood with the police department? >> person to person. some people are thankful that we're here. some guys will tell us to our face that they hate us, don't
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want us here. >> officer darrel calhoun was assigned here fresh from the academy. >> have you ever been afraid on the job? >> yes. there's times when you're alone. and you don't know what to do sometimes. you're out on the street in the middle of the night when all of the bad things can happen, when all of the bad things tend to happen. it's just natural to have some type of fear for you. >> a rookie cop was shot here just a month ago. so most dangerous hours, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods. why would you possibly want that job? >> it's about giving to the community. i want people to know that they're safe. >> af been talking to a handful of these young guys who feel like they get stopped over and over again and they're going back and forth to the gym or to
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the school. >> the guys who say that to me are the right guys getting stopped. they might say that, but i feel like the guys i stop have the arrest record. maybe i didn't stop them at the time committing the crime, but they're criminals. >> keeshawn harley has never been in legal trouble but he says police have stopped him miles per hour than 100 times. i first got stopped when i was 13. they say i fit a description. that's, i would say nine times out of ten, the excuse they give me. >> what's the description? >> young black male 18 to 25. >> he's 19 years old and lives in the same community where lieutenant mccall leads patrols. >> aye been stopped over 100 times. it does all blur together at some point. but there are those extreme instances where it's kind of
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hard to forget. >> keeshawn is a sophomore in college. he list with his some sophia. >> i'm coming home from school and a cop stands me up against a wall, throwing the stuff out of my bag, calling me derogatory terms [ bleep ] and he doesn't let me pull out my wallet to show him who i am. it messes with you emotionally. i'm scared. >> it was coming too much where he's coming home not wanting to go to school. i've worked so hard to make sure he's going to college and working on his future. to have harassment making him not want to continue, it's breaking my heart. >> new york city police department's controversial stop and frisk policy. >> we go to where the reports of
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crime are. >> from 2002 to mid 2013, new york city police report making nearly 5 million stops. >> if this was happening in predominant white neighborhoods, wealthy neighborhoods, do you think people would stand for it? >> more than 80% of the people stopped by police were black and latino. >> i don't sleep until he comes home, quite frankly and i know he's not in cuffs or in anybody's morgue. >> you were okay this weekend when you went out? you didn't get stopped? babe, you were okay when you went out. you didn't end up in a cop car for an hour like you didn't tell me about last time? >> no, i didn't. >> the fact that it happens just about every single day is overwhelming and can lead you to lose your hey. but then your future ends.
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>> it's hard to stay calm when you got somebody slamming your face against the wall. >> what's the alternative, baby? i'm always about the alternative. you going to punch the cop back? >> i'm not going to punch the cop back. but you want me to stay calm. >> i do. >> how do i stay calm? >> that's what you do. the same way you stay calm when dogs bite you. the same way he had to stay calm when his house was set on fire. i've said all my life only animals use their paws. a mind fights with his mind. >> in 2013 a federal judge ruled that this style of policing was violating the constitutional rights of minorities. 88% of those five million stops had gone nowhere, no arrest, summons, no arrest of any crime >> today you spoke out loudly and clearly for a new direction for our city. >> as the city faced a court
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order to reform stop and frisk polici policing, a new mayor was ushered him, promising to rebuild trust. >> i'm appointing bill bratton as the next police commissioner. >> in a surprise move, the new mayor named fill britton to the post. >> what mistakes were made with stop and frisk? >> the public was feeling that the minority community was being impacted too much and my sense was that as crime was going down in the city, the number of stops should have been going oun also. >> was public perception really the problem and would fewer police stops be enough to repair a broken trust? >> five officers line up around me. the tallest officer tells me, are you some type of tough guy.
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>> reporter: a fresh crop of police officers is being sworn in. they'll become part of the nation's largest police force. >> raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i do herby pledge and declare to faithfully discharge my duties. >> reporter: a chance for the nypd to restart its relationship with new york city's 8.4 million residents.
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>> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations! >> reporter: these are the first recruits under the new commissioner. >> as you well know, the principal reason for the existence of the police is to prevent crime and disorder. and my promise to the families, that to the best of our abilities each day they will return to you feeling good about themselves and about the police profession. congratulations on this very exciting day. >> reporter: most of these 600 officers will join operation impact, deployed like a blue army into high-crime neighborhoods, including bed-stuy's precincts, where we find lieutenant terrance mccaul. >> you have post 20. moran?
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>> yes, sir. >> you have impact post 31. all right, guys, if there's no questions, i'll turn it over to the captain. >> just a couple things. we had shots fired this morning on the boulevard. just be aware. like i told you guys before, you have to be ready for everything. that's it, fall out. >> reporter: the rookies go off in groups of three or four, on to the streets of to the streets of bed-sty. the crime rate in this community is falling but remains among the highest in the city. on their third day on the job, many of them are still getting to know the community. >> most of these cops are not from brooklyn, you know what i'm saying? so, therefore, it takes them a minute to acclimate themselves to the community. >> adjust to the community. >> adjust to the community. >> [ bleep ]. >> get the feeling not everybody
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likes us? >> i came from the type of environment where we were on this side of the street and cops were on the other side. now it's time for us to get together as a community. but, you see, walking around is not everything. what's important for them to do is speak to people, get to know the people that they're going to be protecting. >> it's not about arrests and summonses. it's about interacting and let them know that we're people. we're humans. we understand what they're going through. we're here to help them out. >> reporter: before the federal ruling, rookie cops were the ones making most of the unjustified stops. one response was to have supervisors like lieutenant mccall spend more time with the rookies. >> they handed something to each other. they were asking me if they can go ahead and kind of like search them. i told they we can't do that. >> you still continue walking. >> he said if we don't get him
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today -- >> exactly. >> unless you saw it, you can't guess. can't search them for drugs. that's just the rules. all right? >> thank you. >> reporter: have the rules changed about stop and frisk? >> the rules have not changed. you can't stop someone for no reason. reasonable suspicion is different. it's where i think you committed a crime. >> the perp is wearing a black shirt -- if someone calls 911, for example, and they this guy robbed me and he's black, 5'8", wearing a white shirt and we see someone fitting that description in the corner, we're going to stop him and he's not free to leave. >> reporter: why have rookies flood the streets in the areas where there's a lot of street crime? to me it seems almost like a potential for problems. >> what people in the city tend to forget is that the police department is reduced by 6,000 officers. commissioner kelly, to deal with that loss, came up with a very good idea. well, let's take these twice a
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year when the classes come out of the academy, we'll surge, what petraeus did in iraq, we'll surge in our worse crime areas. a good idea, except i think the newest kids with no experience really didn't know the job yet. that's what we're trying to correct. >> reporter: luis experienced that era of policing. tell me a little bit about where we are in east new york. >> it's referred to as little baghdad because of the murder rates and a lot of the violence that happens, and that includes with the police. >> reporter: so when you were beaten up, now a couple of years ago, i know it's painful for you, do you mind walking me through that day? >> every time i'm asked about the incident, i close my eyes and i can see myself there again. >> reporter: in august 2012, he saw police stop a young black man for riding his bike on the
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sidewalk. the routine stop suddenly turned violent. >> more officers started arriving on the scene. they beat his legs, they maced him, they tased him. >> reporter: why were you so interested in helping this kid you didn't know? >> honestly, the kid could have been my brother. i just wanted to make sure he was all right. >> reporter: the police asked luis to move away. he said he did. >> they yelled at me when i got right here. they said "stop right there, where do you think you're going?" so i stopped and i turned around. five officers line up around me. the tallest officer, he tells me, "are you some type of tough guy," and he tries to grab my left arm. i move my left arm back. i said, "there's no reason for you to touch me." so i walk away. all the officers are continuing to follow me. so i get really nervous because i could hear like the buckles and the walkie-talkies and everything.
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when i turn around, the tall officer punches me in the face. i hit the floor and he screams, "he's resisting arrest" and a swarm of officers from everywhere came to me. >> he ain't do nothing! he ain't do nothing! he didn't do nothing! he ain't do nothing! >> i'm screaming, "why are you punching me, why are you kicking me? just take me, take me." they continued to assault me. they finally put cuffs on me and finally get me up but they're only picking me up by my wrists, which is what did the major damage to my shoulders. >> he didn't do nothing, man! [ bleep ] he didn't do nothing! >> reporter: what would have happened if there was no video? >> like, there wouldn't have been anything but my word against 15 police officers. >> reporter: luis' mom, evelyn, used to trust the police but has had a change of heart.
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>> i brought up my kids to respect police. if they had a problem, they could go to a policeman and say, listen, i'm lost, can you help me get home? the thing that bothers me the most is how can you come to someone that you can't trust? >> reporter: luis was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing a government official. all charges were dropped. police will not respond to the allegations because luis has filed a lawsuit against the city. >> that was one of the officers on the scene, too. funny enough. >> reporter: the police department's reforms were supposed to calm fears in minority communities, but intensive enforcement continues to exact a price. >> we have a new police chief who talked about doing things differently. does it feel different? >> actually, i think it's worse. every time i look on facebook, i see police brutality. >> you're beating him up.
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we have got breaking news here on cnn right now. american hostage and a second non-u.s. hostage has been killed by isis. we're hearing that the hostage was luke somers.
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we're joined by jim sciutto who is bringing us up to date. bring us up to date about the operation to really free luke somers. >> reporter: well, again, secretary of state chuck hagel who we're traveling with in kabul, afghanistan, confirming this operation took place yesterday, friday, yemen time. the reason it was conducted is it was belief that luke somers life was in jeopardy. somers was killed by his captives in addition to another non-u.s. captive held with him. we don't have this nash untilty of the non-u.s. person killed. the second attempt to rescue luke somers.
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but somers had apparently been moved before the operation took place. so now the second attempt -- remember, these operations are not done lightly. they're dangerous. they involve a tremendous amount of resources. it's a dangerous operation for the u.s. special forces that are involved. and two conducted in a short time frame to attempt this rescue. of course the very sad news that it failed and that somers was killed by his captors during the course of it. >> jim, earlier this week we heard an emotional appeal from his family urging the captors to shows mercy. and the captors said we want the u.s. to give us -- they had certain demands but didn't outline the demands. what were they demanding in return for luke somer's release? >> to be fair, any demands or ones that the u.s. would not consider credible, they wouldn't
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believe that, first of all, the demands wouldn't be ones that the u.s. could meet because it involves leaving the region. but even if they were met, remember, this is a group that considering killing americans a success wherever they find them, whether in the region or frankly, and this is their most ambition intention, in the u.s. and europe and other westerners. this is not considered a group that the u.s. would -- first of all, as you know, the u.s. does not make negotiations or pay ransoms for terrorists. but it's certainly not a group that the u.s. would consider capable of engaging in. they would consider the demands, sadly, irrelevant. >> jim, what can you tell us about the second hostage who also, who also died? >> reporter: i don't know at this stage the identity or the nationality other than it was a
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non-u.s. hostage foreigner. but we don't know the nationality at this point. >> and just briefly, what can you tell us about luke somers. why was he in yemen? how long had he been there? >>. >> reporter: he's a photo journalist. he's been held for a year. he's been working there for some time. in fact you can see his photographs up on the web, a very talented photo journalist covering who is an essential part of the war. right now the war on terrorism. this is a country under great upheaval in the midst of its own civil war between north and south. it's a sad situation, a dire situation, a dangerous one. and it's luke somers, people like him that we depend on to get an impression of what's happening on the ground, to get images of it and to know what's happening on the ground.
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people like that do that at great risk to themselves. and unfortunately he paid for it with his life. sadly after a year in what can only be thought of as the most dire circumstances where he almost certainly knew that his life was in danger throughout. so it's just a sad end. we actually talked about another number of cases like this, the foreigner's held by isis in syria. it's like james foley, sadly, it's become the norm today. and it is also a sad fact that foreigners, journalists included have a high value for groups like this because they have high impact. when they hold them and sadly when they kill them. >> yeah. absolutely. very, very sad news indeed. our cnn chief u.s. security
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correspondent jim shciutto this hour with breaking news. the u.s. hostage that has been killed, was 33-year-old luke somers. we've got a statement by the secretary of defense chuck hagel and i'm going to read from here. he basically says, i extend or condolences, thoughts and prayers to their families and their loved one. for viewers in the u.s., black and blue continues right now. with more of the breaking news with "new day" at the top of the hour. we'll have the very latest on the monster storm hagubit straight ahead. exactly, because it's milk without the lactose. and it tastes? it's real milk! come on, would i lie about this? [ female announcer ] lactaid. 100% real milk. no discomfort.
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struggles between minority communities and the nypd blue are so epic, they've become the stuff of poetry. >> anything since the last one. it's been good, surviving. that's what it's about. just staying safe, staying out of cuffs. >> reporter: keyshan comes to an open mic night that draws local poets. >> you hear me clap once, you hear me clap three times. >> okay. so you guys are at the open mic. >> reporter: luis is hosting tonight. the topic is the police. he and keyshan have gotten to know each other through poetry circles. >> i'm pretty sure we heard of bill bratton, the new police commissioner. he has a theory called community policing. tonight's topic, who polices this community? >> nypd. >> reporter: the poetry boils with resentment. >> no identity. they say color ain't an issue but how can it not be when innocence has what the oppressor believes? >> this is not a poem. this is a war cry for every poor child killed by men who were found innocent in court. >> reporter: luis's poetry speaks to the lingering mistrust he feels toward the police. >> thrts authorities divide us,
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scare us into putting bars on our windows. more like our cribs, our cradles to the grave. my people, i hope you listening. it's time to pick up the pen, take this movement out of the room. i promise you can make it. let's go. okay, get home safe. we're here for each other. >> reporter: after the open mic, luis and his family pack up. there's concern about how his younger brother, elvin, will get home. the fear is not criminals but the cops. >> what happened? elvin. >> home is like three blocks away. why is everybody worrying about it? oh, my god, why is everybody worrying about me? >> reporter: commissioner bratton says he's not worried. police stops are down nearly 90% since he took office, crime continues to fall.
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>> this is some of our cameras around the city. we have realtime what's going on in our different precincts. coming across the screen down the bottom in the 7-3 precinct in the housing development, we just had a male shot. "not likely" means he's not likely to die. this is how intimately we track this information. >> reporter: at police headquarters, he monitors the city policed by his 34,000 officers. are you worried about animosity in minority communities when it comes to police? >> sure. i've been a cop for 44 years. i've been aware of animosity since i first began as a white cop working an all-black neighborhood in 1970 in mattapan and boston. i came in when cops were very brutal, very racist. i can understand some of the attitudes and beliefs. >> reporter: yet the number of low-level arrests is still rising in some minority communities, as broken windows
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policing continues. >> when you look at where the calls are coming from, 911 calls, emergencies, 311 calls for disorder, those calls come significantly out of the poorest, most distressed areas. and unfortunately those who have the least are impacted the most. >> i think that prevention is much better than letting something happen and then trying to find out what happened or why it happened. when people see that you're not afraid to walk up to them when something looks odd, they're more apprehensive about carrying weapons and things like that. our job is to stop people from doing the wrong thing. >> reporter: officer calhoun has been on both sides of policing. >> i was walking down the street and they said, "sir, we need to talk to you for a second." they asked me some questions and they asked if i wouldn't mind being searched.
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i said, go ahead, search me. you're not going to find anything. >> reporter: he was stopped twice on his brooklyn street. >> so they searched me, they asked for my i.d., they filled out a form and they let me go. i didn't feel like i was being harassed. >> reporter: did they tell you what you were being stopped for? >> they stopped me because i fit the profile of someone who just robbed someone, but i know i just came out the house so i didn't have a problem falling into their search procedure. >> reporter: others, particularly minority men, do have a problem. and they're thinking about how to fight back. >> it's going to happen again over and over. we're going to come to another funeral, we're going to march, we're going to sing, we're going to cry. no justice, no peace is out the window, man. it's time for war. lactaid® is 100% real milk? right. real milk. but it won't cause me discomfort. exactly, because it's milk without the lactose.
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accused of racial profiling, nearly half the department is comprised of minorities. >> that's a special post. it's going to be in retaliation for a shooting. looking for a dark nissan sedan. we'll get you further information on that. >> reporter: officer calhoun and other new police officers are put on alert for suspects in a shooting. >> understand your assignment, all right? >> yes, sir. >> fall out. >> a typical night in bed-sty. >> if you fit a description, you fit a description. there's no way around that. we have to stop the bad guys. that's just how it is. me and my peers, we're out here all day, all night just trying to make sure everyone's safe. >> reporter: why did you want to become a cop? >> my father was a police officer, so i seen how it made him a stronger person. he was always trying to help people any way that he could. and i always wanted to be like that.
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>> reporter: do you identify with the young black guys in this community? >> i do identify with them. i'm one of them. i just chose to enforce the law. >> reporter: do you think people in this neighborhood trust the police? >> i think that people in the neighborhood are starting to accept the police. >> reporter: keyshan doesn't accept the police behavior in the community. he has begun teaching others how to protect themselves from the police. >> one right you have is the right to remain silent. what can happen if you choose not to talk to a police officer? how might things escalate? >> start kaug calling you names bliek [ bleep ] to get you aggravated. >> reporter: his advice sounds a lot like what he hears from his mother. >> you want to stay cool and calm-headed at always times. you don't want to yell at the officer, curse him out, even though that might be what you want to do. keep your hands at your side, don't make any fast movements. anything can happen from the littlest thing to the biggest
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thing. >> i didn't sell anything. >> reporter: eric garner had been arrested several times for selling untaxed cigarettes and other offenses. >> do not touch me. >> damn, man. >> all right, stop, stop, stop. >> put your hands behind your back. >> i can't breathe. i can't breathe. i can't breathe. >> reporter: minutes later eric garner was lifeless on a staten island sidewalk. no one administered cpr. there was no evidence he'd been selling loose cigarettes. >> it's all right to get angry. it's all right to be mad. if you can't get angry because a person has been killed for no reason at all, that means that you ain't human! >> reporter: on tuesday, july
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17th, approximately 3:30 p.m., officers approached eric garner concerning the sale of illegal cigarettes. in attempting to take mr. garner into custody, there was a physical struggle as the officers wrestled him to the ground. he was pronounced dead approximately one hour later. >> reporter: what was your reaction when you'd heard that eric garner had died at the hands of a police officer? >> that case is moving through the appropriate process. it's in the hands of the district attorney. so i'm really not at liberty to speak to that. >> reporter: the story of eric garner's death rippled through minority communities, making it a challenge for police to gain trust. >> if they don't want to see you on the block, you got to get off the block. >> reporter: how does it feel every night? >> it fees real bad when people treat you inhuman and you know it and you can see it. >> reporter: this shop owner laments how an arrest outside
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his door got so out of control, but he still wants police to crack down on small crimes. >> do the cops walk by your store a lot? do they drive by? >> no. if i call them, they come. >> reporter: never walk by? >> no, never. >> reporter: would you like to see a foot patrol? >> i would like that here. >> reporter: you think that would stamp out some of low-level crimes? >> yeah. >> reporter: at eric garner's funeral, there were calls for accountability. >> ain't about no more preaching. ain't about no more teaching. the world seen what happened. it's going to happen again over and over. we're going to come to another funeral. ear going to march, we're going to sing and we're going to cry. no justice, no peace is out the window, man. it's time for war. >> people will only do what we allow them to do. >> in the words of eric garner, it ends today. >> reporter: yet not long after, another community was protesting
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the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police. >> grief and anger in a st. louis community today after a teen was shot and killed by police. >> reporter: ferguson, missouri exploded in violence over the death of michael brown, the images reaching into every home. [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> hey, babe. how you doin'? >> did you hear about that protest yesterday in. >> i listened to it on the news. i had chills. it literally made the hair on the back of my arm stand up. this woman said, do you know how hard it is to get a black boy in this society to graduate high school? and i was like, that could be me. that literally could be me. my fear. my ongoing fear with your newfound education and awarenesses. with that comes anger.
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>> i know at any moment this situation could go from zero to 100. i know that black lives are not valued in america. >> yours is valued by me. >> i love you for it and i thank you ever day. i wouldn't be here without you in every way. i do. i value myself greatly. enough that i will not allow myself to be -- i'm tired of living like that. >> luis is also tired of living like this. still fighting to overcome his trauma. >> i wake up with aches and pains in both of my arms. i'll never be the same. p, you fl like you're underwater? try zyrtec-d® to powerfully clear your blocked nose and relieve your other allergy symptoms... so you can breathe easier all day. zyrtec-d®. find it at the pharmacy counter.
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it's been two years. how come you can't get past it? >> every time i'm asked about the incident, i close my eyes and i can see myself there again. >> he ain't do nothing. >> i can see myself on the floor getting punched, getting kneed and asking why. every day i wake up and i have aches and pains in both of my arms. i'll never be the same. >> tell me if anywhere, where do you feel that in. >> it feels like my arms are going to pop.
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>> you can tolerate it but it's stretched. because if we don't do anything, this is as far as you're going to get. >> luis' recovery process has been slow. he goes to physical therapy every week to try to rehabilitate his injured shoulders. >> it's a little scary there, huh? >> yeah, hold on. >> after the altercation he underwent two surgeries to repair torn ligaments. he's waiting on a third. he was once a college football player. >> tell me how you're feeling when you're doing that. >> i'm frustrated only because -- >> you're frustrate snd. >> i was doing 100 rep of this set and now i can barely do three. >> he's trying his best, trying to overcome this. there's still moments where you can see it, you think he's far away. he's silent. you see those slight changes.
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you know there's more to it. >> am i f going to be 100% again? >> we all change all the time. we don't go back. you're not going to be luis of two years ago or five years ago. you're going to be the new luis. and it's challenging, but that's the truth. >> the new police commissioner still believes he can improve police community relations. >> i use a medical comparison all of the time. the doctor diagnoses cancer and treats you with chemo. you're feeling better but he keeps applying more chemo and you start feeling worse and worse. so policing, like medicine, it's a balancing act. one of the issues is how do you have an appropriate level of policing to reduce crime, reduce disorder but do it in a way that law abiding in that community don't feel they need to be
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fearful of the police? keeshawn believes the people in his community should decide when policing go too far >> i think enough is enough. we have to demand something be done about this. if i see another story about a person of color being killed by a police officer for no reason, i'm going to lose my mind. i have no idea how to exist in this society. so i have to come here today to feel the solidarity with my people to show myself that there's a reason to be fighting, that these people's lives matter. this is why i fight because people need these things, we need these things. >> michael brown's death in missouri added renewed urgency to an already planned demonstration in new york city. >> we got a problem in new york city and all across america.
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so we got to keep marching, we got to keep fighting, we got to keep pushing. we said to nypd not only are we going to fight against you while we're cops, we're going to fight against you when you get off the job because what you're doing is wrong. >> keeshawn delivers the opportunity to deliver his message that policing has to change. >> good afternoon. my name is keeshawn harley. i'm 19 years old and just one of many hearts shattered by ongoing news of police violence targeting my community. as a young black man that's been stopped and frisked over 100 times, i realize that my life could have been stripped away. in order to truly improve police communities, there needs to be a systemic and substantive change in the city hall. the lack of accountability or
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officers who target stop and frisk and murder members of our communities of color reaffirms everything that i believe about this justice system and this country. it works. if you don't look like me, if you don't look like us. thank you. [ cheers & applause ]
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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. so glad to have your company on this saturday. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. 6:00 on the east coast. we have breaking news. an american journalist held hostage in yemen has been killed. >> we know he died during a rescue attack. we're talking 33-year-old luke somers. here's his picture. he'd been held captive for more than a year by al qaeda. >> just this weeker you'll remember somers captors